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11 dead in Pittsburgh synagogue

AT LEAST 11 PEOPLE were killed and at least six more wounded in a shooting incident Saturday morning in Pittsburgh.

UPDATE: The number of persons reported killed in the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh has been increased to 11 people, according to multiple news sources.

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At least eight people are dead and six or more wounded after a shooting Saturday at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The shooter, who reportedly shouted “All Jews must die” before opening fire, is in custody. He was been indentified as Robert Bowers, 48.

Four police officers were shot in the incident, although their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

According to CBS News, the gunman was armed with an automatic rifle – possibly an AK-47 – and two pistols. He had barricaded himself in an office at the synagogue.

The house of worship was full for its weekly Shabbat services.

In another terrorism story, the suspect in the mailing of bombs to prominent Democrats was arrested Friday by an FBI special weapons and tactics team.

Cesar Sayoc, Jr., 56, was arrested in Flantation, Fla., about 30 miles of Miami. The suspect was driving a van covered with slogans and bore an image of President Donald Trump.

Sayoc has been charged with five federal crimes and could face up to 56 years in prison.

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